Meet the High School Intervention Specialists

Tera Petruska, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf High School
Tera Petruska

Mrs. Petruska has worked at Cloverleaf for five years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social Studies (7-12) and a Master’s degree in Special Education. She is married with two children. Mrs. Petruska shared that she loves the small town feel of Cloverleaf, and the support from the community is a blessing. She chose to be an educator because she loves watching students succeed even when the path isn’t always easy.


Wendy Nelson, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf High School
Wendy Nelson

Mrs. Nelson has worked at Cloverleaf for twenty years. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s degree in education and a Master’s degree in School Administration. She is married with three children. She shared that she loves getting to know the students and families here at Cloverleaf and helping the students succeed and find their “niche”.


Blair Shimandle, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf High School
Blair Shimandle

Ms. Shimandle has worked many years at Cloverleaf in various capacities, but this is her fourth year working full-time as a teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master’s degree in Secondary Social Science from the University of Southern California. She has two 4-legged children: a Dutch Shepherd Dog named Wicket and a tabby cat named GT. Ms. Shimandle shared, “Cloverleaf has always felt like home to me. I lived here as a young kid, and when I came back to visit as an adult, it was clear that this is my home.” This year, Ms. Shimandle is providing interventions and specialized instruction for our online students.


Stephanie Senko,  Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf High School
Stephanie Senko

This is Mrs. Senko’s eighth year as a high school intervention specialist. Before coming to Cloverleaf, she worked at McCormick Middle School in Wellington, Ohio, teaching eighth grade social studies and at Wellington High School in their cross categorical disability program. While at Cloverleaf she has co-taught English 9, English 10 and Algebra 1A.


Catherine Kitty Medlock,  Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf High School
Catherine Medlock-Smith

Mrs. Medlock-Smith has been an intervention specialist with Cloverleaf High School for five years. She teaches co-teaching Algebra 1B, Geometry, and Strategies 10 ELA/Math.


Michele Day,  Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf High School
Michele Day

Mrs. Day is in her third year teaching at Cloverleaf. She attended Columbus State Community College in Columbus, OH and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in American Sign Language Education/Interpretation. She worked as a sign language interpreter for 5 years in the middle and high school setting. Mrs. Day then moved to Kent, OH where she earned my BSE degree in Special Education from Kent State University. This is where she met her husband. Mrs. Day shared, “While I was working as an interpreter I worked with students who struggled with multiple disabilities. I often had to reinforce academic skills learned in the classroom and found that part of my job much more satisfying and enjoyable. I also realized that my natural skill set was much more aligned to teaching rather than interpreting. After 5 years of interpreting I decided to make the career change to become a special education teacher. It was one of the best decisions of my life!”


Alison Hanudel,  Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf High School
Alison Hanudel

Mrs. Hanudel has been teaching since 2005, and this is her 8th year within the Cloverleaf Local School district. She has a B.S. in Physical Education and an M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education. She also has reading, computer/technology, and adapted physical education endorsements. Mrs. Hanudel enjoys sports, being outdoors, and doing lots of fun activities with her family. She and her husband have two children, Penelope and Eleanor. Both of Mrs. Hanudel’s parents were teachers (father taught physical education and mother taught special education), so she knew early on that she wanted to be a teacher to continue in their footsteps and help students be successful. This year, Mrs. Hanudel is providing interventions and specialized instruction for our online students.


Susan Kolar

Mrs. Kolar has worked at Cloverleaf for four years, but has taught for 37 years! She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) and is married with two children (twins: a boy and girl). Mrs. Kolar shared that she has known since second grade that she wanted to be a special education teacher. She had a friend that was hearing impaired and no one would play with her until she suggested that group include her. Being able to make someone happy is what inspired her to become a special educator.


Nicholas Romanoff,  Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf High School
Nicholas Romanoff

Mr. Romanoff has been a teacher at Cloverleaf for eight years. He is a Cloverleaf graduate and is married to a Cloverleaf elementary school teacher. Mr. Romanoff earned his Bachelor’s degree from Walsh University and his Master’s degree from Western Governors. He shared that he became a teacher because he wanted to help students. Seeing their success is very motivating. For this year, Mr. Romanoff is a general education facilitator for our 100% online program.


Heidi Soriano

Ms. Soriano is excited to begin her sixth year of teaching and first year at Cloverleaf this school year. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary / Special Education from Bethany College and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Briar Cliff University. She is very excited to be a part of the team at Cloverleaf and hopes to help all students to learn that they can reach their goals with hard work and resilience in the face of adversity. 


Meet the Middle School Intervention Specialists

Joe Manos,  Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Joe Manos
6th - 8th Grades:  Cross Categorical

Mr. Manos started working at Cloverleaf five years ago after graduating from The University of Akron. He enjoys any outdoor activity, particularly hunting and fishing. Mr. Manos is married with two children. He pursued a career in education because he wanted to be able to make a difference in people’s lives. Mr. Manos has helped students gain work experience through popcorn sales and a recycling program that he oversees at CMS. Work experiences may look a little different during the 2020-2021, but Mr. Manos is up for the challenge!


Amy Fleming, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Amy Fleming
6th - 8th Grades: Cross Categorical

Ms. Fleming graduated from Baldwin Wallace and has worked at Cloverleaf for five years. Her husband and she have many pets: 2 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, a bunny, and a lot of fish! Ms. Fleming chose a career in education because she wanted to help students feel successful and supported. Ms. Fleming implemented a coffee club at CMS which helps students gain real-life experience in various work skills. This program is temporarily paused due to restrictions during the pandemic. Ms. Fleming is looking forward to implementing a plant care program during the 2020-2021 school year.


Tracie Smith, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Tracie Smith
6th - 8th Grades: Cross Categorical

Mrs. Smith graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and an area of emphasis in Special Education.  She has been married for thirty-one years and has four daughters.  She began her teaching career in Texas and Pennsylvania.  After she had her first daughter, she decided to stay at home with her children for many years.  Tracie first joined Cloverleaf Middle School eight years ago as a paraprofessional, before deciding to go back to teaching full time.  Mrs. Smith is an advisor for Emerald Key, the 8th grade Honors society at CMS.  Her motivation for pursuing a career in special education was because she is continuously inspired by those children who are able to light up a room with what they are able to achieve, even when that path to success may be a challenge. 


Robbin Hopkins Mayausky, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Robbin Mayausky
6th Grade: "White Tigers" Team

Mrs. Mayausky has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. She has worked at Cloverleaf for fifteen years. She is married with three children (1 son and 2 daughters) and 3 grandchildren. Mrs. Mayausky chose to be an educator because she loves working with kids and seeing their faces light up when they get it!

Megan McGreer
Middle School Online Facilitator

Miss McGreer graduated from Notre Dame College with Bachelor’s degrees in Middle Childhood Education and Mild/Moderate Special Education.  She has been teaching for 13 years, and this will be her 7th year at Cloverleaf.  She has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas, but her time at CMS has been in teaching 6th grade.  She enjoys reading, especially the Harry Potter books, and she loves spending time with her dog, Daisy. Miss McGreer is very excited to be starting this new school year as an online facilitator and an Intervention Specialist, and she looks forward to all the new experiences this year will bring.


Maggie Calame, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Maggie Auth
7th Grade: "Clover Squad" Team

Mrs. Auth started working for Cloverleaf in January of 2019, immediately after completing student teaching in New Zealand. She graduated from Capital University with Bachelor’s degrees in Intervention Specialist and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Calame is a JV volleyball coach and loves spending time on the ball field, kayaking, and watching Cleveland sports. She recently purchased a home and married Travis Auth in the summer of 2020. She stated that she loves the teaming aspect of CMS which allows teachers to connect with students and provide a better education. She enjoys working with middle schools students as they challenge her to be a better teacher every day.


Zachary Scisciani, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Zachary Scisciani
7th Grade: "Green Arrows" Team

Mr. Scisciani has been in education for twelve years, 8 of of them at CMS. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Art from Muskingum College and a Master’s degree in Special Education from The University of Akron. His wife and he have a son named Leo. Mr. Scisciani chose a career in education because he has had a number of great teachers that have made a positive impact on his life. He desires to provide that same support to students.


Elizabeth Maag, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Elizabeth Maag
8th Grade: "Whisk Takers" Team

Ms. Maag has been a teacher at CMS for four years but has worked in many educational avenues at Cloverleaf and neighboring school districts for years. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace with Elementary and Special Education degrees. Ms. Maag is an incredible baker and keeps the staff at CMS well-fed with delicious cookies and desserts. Ms. Maag shared that she has always felt at home in a classroom and enjoys helping students learn as well as build their confidence in their abilities.


Andrea Riley
8th Grade: "Fiesta" Team

Mrs. Riley has worked at Cloverleaf for twenty-two years and grew up in the Cloverleaf district. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, both from The University of Akron. Mrs. Riley is married with three children (2 boys and a girl). She and her family enjoy camping, boating, and water sports. Mrs. Riley is the department head for the middle school and high school.